Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Closed Memorial Day Weekend


Research by appointment​: 
Call 315-735-3642​

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Thank you to our 2022 Telethon Sponsors


​​Visit our Programs Page for information on upcoming programs and events including live virtual lectures and recordings on demand! Visit OCHC's Youtube Channel to view all virtual lectures!

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Welcome to the

oneida county

history center!


To protect and preserve the past of Oneida County, as well as, Central New York, for present and future generations. The History Center seeks to make this rich heritage readily available to researchers, families, and students enhancing the community’s knowledge and appreciation of its history.

Now Accepting Nominations for Class of 2022

The Oneida County History Center seeks nominations for the 2021 Historical Hall of Fame and Living Legends Awards. This campaign strives to honor outstanding members of our community, past and present, for their service as leaders, pioneers, and advocates, and for their efforts in furthering the region's industries, culture, and educational opportunities. Inductees are honored at an annual awards ceremony held each fall and through a permanent display in the History Center’s exhibit gallery.

To submit your nomination, please send a nomination form and include a brief bio of the individual that describes their accomplishments and contributions to Oneida County and the Mohawk Valley. Nominations must be received in writing by Tuesday, June 28, 2022, to be considered for the class of 2022.

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​Join, Renew, Donate!

The 17th Annual Oneida County History Center Telethon presented by Bank of Utica surpassed its goal and raised more than $37,000 to protect and preserve Oneida County history! These generous contributions will enable the History Center to continue to care for its growing archival, artifact, and genealogical collections, and to offer free public programs, rotating exhibits, internship opportunities, educational outreach, and low-cost or free access to its research library for all members of the community.

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 17th annual telethon Raises $37,000!

​​​​​​​​​Oneida County History Center

Research by appointment​: 
Call 315-735-3642​

​​​​​​​​Oneida County History Center

Closed Memorial Day Weekend


Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm